Senator The Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO
Assistant Treasurer
Parliament House

Dear Minister

As required under subsection 63(1) of the Public Service Act 1999, I provide you with the Commissioner of Taxation Annual report 2012–13 for presentation to Parliament.

This report has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, and our legislative reporting requirements (listed in Appendix 1). It contains information on the ATO’s general organisation, administration and performance, including the operations of the Australian Valuation Office.

As the Tax Practitioners Board and the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission operate independently of the ATO, this report does not include information on their performance.

I certify that we have prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud and corruption control plans and have in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data‑collection procedures and processes to meet the specific needs of the ATO and comply with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines 2011.

Yours sincerely

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Chris Jordan AO
Commissioner of Taxation
and Registrar of the Australian Business Register

3 October 2013

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